I’ve often wandered through gardens in November thinking, ugh, it’s all dying! There is nothing beautiful left as the cold and the rains disassemble the plants, breaking them down and washing away the vibrant color and energy of spring and summer. At first glance it seems to be true. What is special about November? A birthday, Thanksgiving, maybe the first snowfall? But on closer inspection the changes happening in the garden are filled with color and life. Here are just a few of the reasons why I love November.
4 thoughts on “November Days”
You’re right, November is a beautiful month in the garden, especially here in the PNW where there seems to be something happening in our gardens year round. The only thing I don’t like about this time of the year is the short days that allow me to see my garden in the light only on weekends. Okay, well, that and the cold, wind, and copious rain. 🙂
I know, it’s too dark! My late afternoon walks have turned into nighttime walks. The plants are great, we just can’t see them.
Hellebore start blooming now and have such pretty flowers through rain, snow and the cold.
Winter just has a different group of plants to enjoy.
So true, but I miss the sun!